Summary: H.R.5119 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5119. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/01/1988)

New Jersey-New York Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 - Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a demonstration program, within nine months of this Act's enactment, to track, by the use of a manifest system, medical waste generated and disposed of in New York and New Jersey. Makes such program applicable to generators of medical waste, and owners and operators of facilities for the treatment, storage, transport, and disposal of medical waste. Requires such parties to permit access to and provide copies of all records relating to such wastes to any designated EPA representative.

Sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Act.

Provides that this Act does not preclude any State or locality from imposing more stringent requirements for the control or monitoring of medical waste or affect any other authorities or requirements of the Solid Waste Disposal Act.

Requires the EPA to report to the Congress, within three years of this Act's enactment, on the progress and success of the demonstration program. Authorizes appropriations for such program for FY 1989 through 1991.

Directs the EPA to report to the Congress on medical waste treatment and disposal methods currently being employed by New York and New Jersey.